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Parent Connections April 16th
Social Skills and Behavior Intervention Training
Lekotek Sibling Support Project
Documentary about Bipolar Disorder
Retail Training Program Open House
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On the CASE
March 2013


Hello Evanston CASE members,


In this issue of On the CASE:


There will be no Parent Connections Meeting in March. 

  • SAVE THE DATE: Parent Connections meeting on April 16th, "What you Need to Know About IEP's" presented by Cari Levin, LCSW
  • Tuesday's Child offers social skills and behavior intervention training for parents.
  • National Lekotek offers the Sibling Support Project
  • "Of Two Minds" Documentary about Bipolar Disorder
  • REDI retail training program open house on March 14th


I hope you find this information useful.


Warm regards,


Cari Levin, LCSW

Founding Director

Evanston CASE 


No Parent Connections Meeting In March
Next meeting April 16th


Parent Connections Tuesday, April 16th

7-9 pm

Evanston Public Library downtown branch


"Preparing for Spring IEP's: What you need to know"

Presented by Cari Levin, LCSW


Social Skills and Behavioral Intervention Training for Parents

Tuesday's Child offers a comprehensive Behavioral Intervention program that is evidence-based and built on well-established principles.  They train parents in the use of positive discipline strategies that guide the child toward cooperative behavior.  While parents are learning new skills, children participate in their Child Center where group interaction helps them practice following rules and getting along with peers. 


They also offer The Friendship Club, a social skills group for children aged 5-8.  It meets for six sessions starting Saturday, February 23 - March 30.  5-6 years old meet 9-10 am and ages 7-8 meet 10:15- 11:15 am.  For more information, go to


Lekotek Sibling Support Project

This workshop will help caregivers and professionals learn about the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by brothers and sisters of people with special needs. Participants will also learn what researchers, clinicians, and siblings themselves say about growing up with siblings who have special needs. Implications for parents and service providers will be discussed throughout the workshop.


Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Time (CST):

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST


$30 CEU-Credit*

$25 Non-Credit


You will need a computer with Internet access to participate.


"Of Two Minds" Documentary about living with Bipolar Disorder 


Tuesday, April 9, 2013  6:30-9:00 pm Skokie Public Library  5215 Oakton Avenue, Skokie

Of Two Minds public screening followed by a panel discussion with award-winning filmmaker Blush  and special guests. Admission is free. Continuing Education Credits are available.* For more information call 847.933.0051 or visit

 "Of Two Minds" will also be shown as part of a fundraiser for Turning Point Behavioral Healthcare Center in Skokie on Monday, April 8. For more information contact:  

RSVP by March 29 to Audrey at 847.933.0051 x442 or  Tickets $70 for the benefit


Retail Training Program Open House

Have Dreams in Evanston offers a retail training program in partnership with Walgreens corporation.


Come tour the location of the new onsite Walgreens training store.  Learn about the REDI retail training course designed to increase employment opportunities for teens and young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities.


March 14 from 10-11 a.m. 

Have Dreams

2020 Dempster St.


To enroll in the training course, or to attend the open house, contact Tom Dempsey at 847-905-0702 extension 229